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Guardian Comment: Has your favourite band ever let you down by selling out?

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The Sex Pistols have declined an invitation to play at the London Olympics closing ceremony, pleasing fans who felt the band would lose all punk credibility by participating in the event (never mind those butter commercials featuring band member John Lydon and the use of Pretty…

You answered: Muse, without a doubt. They sold out to Twilight and, after initially kicking up a fuss, are now plastered all over adverts. Such a shame.

Long answer: I can barely go a day without hearing one of their flipping songs on some sort of advert or TV trailer. I know they’ve got to make a living, but from a band who were once considered to be alternative they’re remarkably boring and mainstream these days. I may also be slightly resentful after their last album ‘The Resistance’ which was a pile of utter crap, but the point still stands!

  1. ampmz answered: The only way a band/artist can sell out is if they stop making the music that they want to make, and instead take orders from elsewhere.
  2. erikonymous answered: Punk was a product from day one. Punk is a lie. And all pop stars “sell out.” That’s how they become pop stars.
  3. jamjarsofthoughts reblogged this from guardiancomment and added:
    You answered: Muse, without a doubt. They sold out to Twilight and, after initially kicking up a fuss, are now plastered...
  4. lancastertoeuston answered: I normally refuse to accept that any of my favourite artists have sold out: Eminem is still political. House music is still underground. Done
  5. jamjarsofthoughts answered: Muse, without a doubt. They sold out to Twilight and, after initially kicking up a fuss, are now plastered all over adverts. Such a shame.
  6. abesodyssey answered: I wouldn’t see it as ‘selling out’ if the artist/their music didn’t change purely as a result of being played in the “mainstream”.
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